Psalm 42 v 1: As the deer pants [longingly] for the water brooks, so my soul pants [longingly] for You, O God.
I think our soul, our heart, our mind even, yearns for the Lord, for His presence. I think we squash that yearning down with all the cares we carry and all the burdens we huff and puff around with us.
It falls to us to make time to spend with the Lord, to dig deep, to find that yearning! So once it is tapped into, God's amazing grace and mercy can flow freely in and through us.
We moved about 16 months ago and I love where we were, and I love where we currently are. But in this house I have this spot. In this spot, I have comfort, a great view, lots of light, my bible and all my pens and notebooks easily accessed, AND I JUST LOVE IT! Because of this I have gotten into the habit of waking up, feeding the hounds, making a cuppa tea... and falling into my spot! And it is here that slowly but surely I am tapping into my heart and soul's yearning.
I can't say that there is an overwhelming outward difference in who I am today, compared to who I was 16 months ago, but I can say that I sense an inner peace that wasn't there before. I feel some baggage has been released and left behind. Some boundaries have been established and entered into, things I previously would have given up out of habit. Yes, the more time I spend in my "spot" the more my yearning for the Lord grows.
I can say too that I am finding things that I found difficult to decide are becoming easier. As I dig deeper, my moral compass is re-setting to true North and is less troubled by the influences of the world. I have far to go. But I am yearning, I recognise I am yearning and I am glad and joyful and lighter in spirit!
Prov 8 v 17: I love those who love Me; and those who seek Me early and diligently will find Me.
Our God is good.